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Parental Involvement



Research studies have demonstrated that parental involvement increases student performance. The literature provides conclusive evidence that when family and school collaborate students succeed. Parents are important partners in their children's learning. No parent should be left behind. I found the following resources helpful in bridging the gap between school and home.


Parental involvement with PBS


Institute for Responsive Education


Policy Guidance for Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies - April 1996 Archived Information on Parental Involvement "Every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children." (Goal 8 - National Education Goals)


School Improvement Research Series (SIRS): Research You Can Use  Close-Up #6 Parent Involvement in Education Kathleen Cotton and Karen Reed Wikelund


Education World: Parent Involvement in School

A dozen activities to promote parental involvement: Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap!


 A Checklist For An Effective Parent-School Partnership:

 Leave no parent behind: Public School Volunteer Week Third Week of April 2005

 National Parental Involvement Day: Third Thursday In November 2005


Parent Involvement at the Middle School Level This article was prepared by ACCESS ERIC, with funding from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education and is in the public domain.


Standards: Parental Involvement: This website has been designed to help you to get the most from parental involvement. It offers some suggestions on how to achieve effective partnership with parents and how best to manage and use your home-school agreement. Parents are a child's first and enduring teachers. They play a crucial role in helping their children learn. Children achieve more when schools and parents work together. Parents can help more effectively if they know what the school is trying to achieve and how they can help.


Education and Parental Involvement in Secondary Schools: Problems, Solutions, and Effects Jeri LaBahn Source: LaBahn, J. (1995). Education and parental involvement in secondary schools: Problems, solutions, and effects. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University.

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